Friday, July 24, 2009

Gratitude Friday :: A Small Bit of Winning

A few weeks back when I said I never win anything, I wasn't exaggerating. Up until I won the shirt from Mag, I couldn't remember ever winning anything. After much thought, I think my last winning moment was when I was a teenager and entered a writing contest in Sassy magazine. I received honorable mention and won a stack of cd's. (I still regularly listen to one, The Melrose Place Soundtrack. Hey, where else am I going to hear Letters to Cleo?)

It's not that I don't try to win. I enter contests left and right and have nothing against filling out forms or surveys to earn the chance at a prize. A few years back I even joined Wondertime Magazine's reader panel because they had drawings for cash prizes. In some horrible twist of fate, I won $50 but was never able to contact the woman in charge to claim my prize. I sent dozen and dozens of emails to her and various others at Wondertime, never to hear back from any of them. As malicious as it sounds, I have to say I felt a small bit of joy when Wondertime folded. I felt like sending that woman an email that read, "Suck it! You have to find a new job!" But she probably wouldn't have read it anyway.

So why am I writing all this? Well, because lately I have been winning. There was the shirt from Mag, and the owl print from Daphne, and then last week I was a winner over at Mommy Coddle. I won a print from Presto Bingo. (In case you're wondering, I chose the Whooo is There print. I seem to have a thing for owls lately.)

As an almost life long loser, I have to say I could get used to this winning thing. Now if only all the luck from my blog world winnings could seep over into my real life, it would be much appreciated.


kraftykash said...

WOW! Congrats girl! I need to have you pick my lottery numbers. ;o)
Hope all is well in your household. My son has the best luck ever. Most things he enters, he wins.

Nowheymama said...

I was on the Wondertime panel, too. :)


Dani said...

I never win anything either. So congrats on your new found streak.

Mari said...

I won something once- it turned out to be one of those "work on your relationship with your man" kind of books, only with a christian twist. It is now a doorstop in my garage!

Layrayski said...

Winning is awesome! I think I only won once in my lifetime. I got a coffee mug.

You should take advantage of this winning streak you have. =)

Maria Rose said...

Cool, Sassy Magazine. Are you tempted to put that on the top of your resume? That's awesome!

Tammie said...

mari: i love you! i suppose a door stop will do until you get a bird who needs it's cage lined.

lyra: ive missed you!

Betts said...

WoooHoooo! That's owl talk for congrats on your wins. I love owls too.

You got me thinking that I should do a give-away on my blog. Maybe once school starts.